Irish bagpipe solo, unknown label and date of recording. Brophy was a whistle and flute player from Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, who took up the pipes in the late 1920s or 30s. His sons Mick and Jim were pipers as well, Jim being made a patron of Na Píobairí Uilleann, the Dublin based pipers' club, in 1987; he passed away in 2002. Pat plays a two part version of this old reel, as did Michael Carney, Kerry fiddler Michael Hanafin, and Galway's Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players, on their recordings. It was a two part tune in its original Scottish incarnation, the Duke of Gordon's Rant; Seamus Ennis played a three part setting he called Duke Gordon. Michael Coleman's five part Sligo fiddle rendition became almost universal after he put it on wax in 1934, but even today some musicians stay faithful to these earlier versions. It is of note that while Carney recorded the two part setting on a wax cylinder he also taught the five part setting to pupils of his such as Tom Busby and Paddy Lavin.